Math Games for Middle School: Challenges and Skill-Builders for Students at Every Level

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From addition and subtraction to plane and space geometry, graphing, simultaneous linear equations, and probability, this book explains middle-school math with problems that kids want to solve: Seventy-five employees of a company buy a lotto ticket together and win $22.5 million. How much does each employee get? Intriguing facts about the history of math show what a human creation it is: Both the Maya and the Hindus of India invented the concept of zero, but the Maya did it first by 400 years; in 1858 Mr. William Shanks, a British mathematician, hand-calculated pi to 707 decimal digits and had them inscribed on his tombstone! Alas, the last 200 or so were wrong.

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"Outstanding resource invites youngsters to sharpen their math skills and learn new ways to solve a variety of math problems."" --Children's Literature "

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Mario Salvadori, author of "The Art of Construction," "Why Buildings Stand Up," and many other books, was an internationally known architect, mathematician, and teacher whose career spanned more than 60 years. A longtime resident of New York City, Dr. Salvadori died in June, 1997. Joseph P. Wright is a professor of applied mathematics at Columbia University.

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